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Re: Check these out

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 20 Feb 2016, 15:36

Fairblue wrote:Can't see it, OzB, worse luck. It doesn't seem to be available any more. :(


How odd, I can still see it...it's the Australian eBay site though...hmm.

EDIT: This is the picture on the eBay link etc:

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Re: Check these out

Postby Fairblue » 20 Feb 2016, 16:16

Oh yes, that is nice. I really like that.
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Postby kylie_koyote » 20 Feb 2016, 16:28

Biggles reads "Flight" in one of the air police stories.
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
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Re: Check these out

Postby Spitfire666 » 20 Feb 2016, 20:04

What is sad is that although you can read all FLIGHT issues on their website, they copied them without the front covers!
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Re: Check these out

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 26 Feb 2016, 11:23

A collection of Biggles, Gimlet, & a Worrals [including a ?Fair copy of Sorts It Out] for 10 pounds. Good value, or not??

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/14-hardback-Capt ... SwuAVWzwZD
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Re: Check these out

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 26 Feb 2016, 11:27

P.S. Biggles & The Black Pearl, a hitherto unpublished account of Captain Jack Sparrow's early days in the Air Police?

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/BIGGLES-AND-THE- ... SwCQNWbxko
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Re: Check these out

Postby kylie_koyote » 26 Feb 2016, 12:12

That lot for 10 pounds is pretty decent, if anybody wants reading copies.
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Re: Check these out

Postby Fairblue » 26 Feb 2016, 13:09

It's Dean & Son though.
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Re: Check these out

Postby kylie_koyote » 23 May 2016, 15:58

Here's a copy of Lost Sovereigns with an interesting cover:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Biggles-the-Los ... Sw7ehXQwCR

I love that they're in shorts.
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Re: Check these out

Postby Kismet » 23 May 2016, 17:36

I like that one, actually. It's a bit different.
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Re: Check these out

Postby Sizzling Sausages » 26 May 2016, 00:33

kylie_koyote wrote:Here's a copy of Lost Sovereigns with an interesting cover:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Biggles-the-Los ... Sw7ehXQwCR
I love that they're in shorts.


Another of the Children's Book Club editions. They really did do some excellent covers.
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Re: Check these out

Postby DrBiggles » 26 May 2016, 07:14

You can see all the Children's Book Club covers here

http://www.biggles.info/Biggles%20CBC/
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Re: Check these out

Postby 266 » 26 May 2016, 08:13

For those with much spare money, there is a quite nice copy of Deep Blue Sea on Trade Me (nz) auction website. Last offered at $NZ 1550. Good luck.
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Postby kylie_koyote » 26 May 2016, 11:26

266 wrote:For those with much spare money, there is a quite nice copy of Deep Blue Sea on Trade Me (nz) auction website. Last offered at $NZ 1550. Good luck.


I have resigned myself that I won't see this one on my bookshelves for quite some time.
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Re: Check these out

Postby kylie_koyote » 27 May 2016, 16:47

Wasn't someone looking for the CBC of "plane that disappeared" recently?

There's one on eBay for a reasonable price at the moment:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIGGLES-THE-PLA ... SwY0lXRwsq

There's also a lovely dust-jacketed "World's End" that's currently quite cheap:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1959-BOOK-BIGGL ... SwUfNXR9m~
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Re: Check these out

Postby Sizzling Sausages » 20 Jul 2017, 22:56

If anybody's after a copy of Looks Back, here's one with a dj that looks in pretty good nick, for an almost sensible price (compared to others listed at the moment on eBay and AbeBooks, anyway).
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Biggles-Look ... SwB9JZcPgt
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Re: Check these out

Postby kylie_koyote » 20 Jul 2017, 23:00

Wow that's quite reasonable and much less than I paid for my copy.
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Re: Check these out

Postby Sizzling Sausages » 20 Jul 2017, 23:03

Yes, it's almost half the price of the next cheapest one currently available.
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Re: Check these out

Postby tiffinata » 21 Jul 2017, 00:31

Been astounded at some of the prices recently- particularly for crappy paperbacks.
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Re: Check these out

Postby kylie_koyote » 21 Jul 2017, 11:12

tiffinata wrote:Been astounded at some of the prices recently- particularly for crappy paperbacks.


I ordered my pilot brother-in-law a couple of paperbacks, as he seemed interested in them the last time we had lunch, and they were really cheap, but the shipping cost more than the price of the book!
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Re: Check these out

Postby Fairblue » 21 Jul 2017, 13:47

kylie_koyote wrote:
tiffinata wrote:Been astounded at some of the prices recently- particularly for crappy paperbacks.


I ordered my pilot brother-in-law a couple of paperbacks, as he seemed interested in them the last time we had lunch, and they were really cheap, but the shipping cost more than the price of the book!

Next time order them off ebay UK and I'll ship them to Spain for you.
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Postby Sizzling Sausages » 21 Jul 2017, 23:41

Sizzling Sausages wrote:If anybody's after a copy of Looks Back, here's one with a dj that looks in pretty good nick, for an almost sensible price (compared to others listed at the moment on eBay and AbeBooks, anyway).
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Biggles-Look ... SwB9JZcPgt

I see it's sold already so someone got a decent deal. Anyone from here, I wonder?
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Re: Check these out

Postby Fairblue » 21 Jul 2017, 23:58

There are bargains to be had. I picked up a Looks Back for £14 last year including P&P. I can only conclude everyone else was asleep.
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Re: Check these out

Postby Sizzling Sausages » 22 Jul 2017, 00:04

Yes, there's a lot to be said for being in the right place at the right time!
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Re: Check these out

Postby kylie_koyote » 30 Nov 2017, 15:27

There are a couple of large job-lots of Biggles books currently going on eBay - if you're looking to score some inexpensive reading copies, or if you are a new collector:

35 hardbacks: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Biggles-W-E-Jo ... Sw3WxaGB9A

22 paperbacks: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Joblot-22x-Vin ... SwZW5aHa8l

16 paperbacks, currently going for 99p - what a bargain: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Joblot-16x-Vin ... 0005.m2219
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Re: Check these out

Postby Fairblue » 30 Nov 2017, 16:07

kylie_koyote wrote:There are a couple of large job-lots of Biggles books currently going on eBay - if you're looking to score some inexpensive reading copies, or if you are a new collector:

35 hardbacks: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Biggles-W-E-Jo ... Sw3WxaGB9A


This one has been ended by the seller because of a an error in the listing.
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Re: Check these out

Postby kylie_koyote » 30 Nov 2017, 16:11

Oh that's too bad. Maybe it'll pop up again in another incarnation.
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